27 March 2023
Watches and Wonders 2023: what's new?
Chopard lights up
Watches and Wonders 2023
Watches and Wonders 2023 set the scene for the launch of a number of exciting new Chopard luxury watch models as well as the announcement of the exclusive use going forward of the Maison’s sustainable Lucent Steel™ in all its steel creations. This is the latest step in Chopard’s indefatigable ongoing commitment to sustainable luxury and comes accompanied by unprecedented new takes on the Maison’s iconic Mille Miglia, Alpine Eagle, Happy Sport and L.U.C 1860 watch lines.
Focus on Lucent Steel™ and
Chopard spearheads luxury sustainability as it becomes the first luxury Maison to roll out 80% recycled steel for its watches. By the end of 2023, it will use Lucent Steel™, made with a recycled rate of at least 80%, for the production of all its steel watches, including bracelets and cases. The Maison’s ambition is to reach at least 90% recycled steel in its Lucent Steel™ by 2025. This commitment will allow Chopard to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the steel used by the Manufacture.
Gemset timepieces: an interplay
of light and colour
Showcasing expertise in gemset timepieces that spans several generations, Chopard introduces two new feats of artisanal brilliance from its Haute Joaillerie workshops. In keeping with the Maison's commitment to sustainable luxury, each piece is skilfully crafted from Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat gold, with enchanting jewel-adorned detailing.
The first, in white gold, is entirely set with diamonds in a virtuoso arrangement of round and pear shapes, elegantly studded with light-reflecting emeralds, while the second features a duet of rare yellow fancy pear-shaped diamonds amidst a shower of white diamonds in an infinitely graceful symmetrical composition.
Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph: new design for a celebrated racing watch
Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph model, featuring a sophisticated 40.5 mm case in Chopard’s exclusive Lucent Steel™; an ultra-legible dial in a selection of automotive-inspired colours, and a superb ‘glass box’ crystal for an authentic retro feel. This all-new ‘bodywork’ features all the characteristics associated with Chopard’s exclusive alloy that took a full four years to develop. Named after its luminous, gently reflective appearance that gives it an almost incandescent shimmer, Lucent Steel™ is not only of surgical quality but is 50 per cent harder than conventional steel – making it more than capable of handling the knocks, bumps and scrapes of competitive driving. Lucent Steel™ is also REACH-certified as being responsibly produced with 80% recycled content and naturally anti-allergenic, ensuring it is highly dermo-compatible and supremely comfortable. Imbued with a competitive spirit and a deep sense of camaraderie, the 1000 Miglia Italian classic car race encompasses the energy, dynamism, speed and style that Chopard has been expressing for the past 35 years through its emblematic Mille Miglia collection. The new 2023 model is no exception to this philosophy.
Alpine Eagle 41 XPS: a new model with double chronometer and Poinçon de Genève certification
Chopard is extending its contemporary Alpine Eagle range with a new ultra-thin model, featuring a small seconds indication. Measuring just 3.30 mm thick, the L.U.C 96.40-L movement is a testament to the boundary-pushing dedication of its watchmaking artisans. Displaying chronometer-certified accuracy and guaranteeing 65 hours of power reserve thanks to Chopard Twin technology, the Alpine Eagle 41 XPS is the epitome of precision and dependability. Crafted in the Maison's workshops from its exclusive, ultra-resistant Lucent Steel™, its 41 mm-diameter case and integrated bracelet exhibit the pinnacle of elegance, while its textured "Monte Rosa Pink" dial and sleek finishes have earned it deserving recognition by the coveted Poinçon de Genève.
Watchmaking icon Happy Sport 25 mm
in a new size
Celebrating the daring woman who moves boldly towards her destiny, Chopard presents a timeless reinvention of the Happy Sport in a 25mm-diameter case in Lucent Steel™, or Lucent Steel™ and ethical gold. In keeping with its irresistible tradition of playful design and exquisite craftsmanship, the course of its dancing diamonds becomes even more fascinating in this daintier, free-spirited timepiece. The new-sized iteration comes in seven stunning variations, featuring a choice of materials, colours and straps – including a new double tour option – and diamond settings.
L.U.C 1860 creation bearing the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark
Drawing inspiration from the first timepiece in the L.U.C 1860 collection from 1997, Chopard combines the distinction of a guilloché dial in salmon-coloured solid gold with a 36.5 mm case in the Maison's exclusive Lucent Steel™ in a creative gesture duly recognised by the Poinçon de Genève. Maintaining the collection's state-of-the-art technical sophistication, it also features a chronometer-certified L.U.C Caliber 96.40-L movement, wound by a gold micro-rotor and finely equipped with the two barrels based on Chopard Twin technology. Eagerly awaited by Haute Horlogerie collectors, this model is as colourful as it is elegant, with a finish that fuses gentlemanly discretion with the highest standards of Swiss watchmaking.